Anatomy - Muscle Terms-to-Know Quiz

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Terms about muscles from Chapter 8

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Question 1

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"The strength of a muscle fiber response increases if another stimulus is applied before relaxation is finished" is best defined by the word:
Answer
  • forced contraction
  • summation
  • tetany
  • myogram

Question 2

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What is the period of time between a stimulus and response called?
Answer
  • response stimulation
  • period of relaxation
  • summation
  • latent period

Question 3

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Muscle tone is best defined by...
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  • motor units that have undergone sustained contraction over and over again
  • muscles that can respond to a variety of stimulus strengths
  • the ability to do more fine motor movements
  • the faster contraction of a muscle compared to another

Question 4

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What is a myogram?
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  • a test to see how well a muscle performs
  • doctor's measurement of a muscle
  • a graphic representation of the velocity and intensity of muscular contractions
  • representation of all the muscle's in a body

Question 5

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What term is: "a sustained maximum muscle fiber response produced by a high frequency of stimuli that don't allow a muscle to relax"?
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  • sustained stimuli
  • latency
  • muscle tone
  • tetany

Question 6

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What is an "all-or-none response"?
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  • when a muscle contracts in the opposite direction
  • when a muscle fiber responds fully or not at all
  • when the fibers respond in different ways
  • when a muscle contracts fully or not at all

Question 7

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A threshold stimulus is...
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  • a stimuli that isn't acted upon
  • the limit of the amount of pain a person can handle
  • the intensity of a stimulation needed to make a contraction occur
  • the minimum number of muscles moving needed to move a body part
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